Johnstone Trail

MODERATE 29 reviews
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Johnstone Trail is a 2.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Inverness, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
2.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
462 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

beach

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

A very well-maintained trail in the coastal headlands that lead you to some very secluded shoreline. An excellent option is you want to get away from the crowds. Users have reported that there is an abundance of poison oak near the trail.

hiking
7 months ago

Good for a relatively quick hike down to Pebble Beach. Views when down by the bay lovely — less interesting higher up.

9 months ago

Beautiful trail but TONS of poison oak!

hiking
9 months ago

We took our ten month old out in his hiking backpack for his first outing and we were pleased with this trail! We would definitely do it again. Plenty of shade, some pretty flowers and a nice beach rest at the end. Also, we saw tons of bat rays in the water on the bay. Very cool!

hiking
11 months ago

Great hike with some beautiful views both at the top and near the shoreline where there’s access to picnic tables and bbq grills if interested.

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

nice moderate hike, especially for kids

hiking
Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Easy trail. Not too much hikers on a labor day weekend. Bonus is hearts desire beach is nearby.

hiking
Sunday, February 28, 2016

We hiked the Shell Beach trail. The hike was very easy and short only a little over a mile out and back. The San Andreas fault line runs through Tomales Bay. The view from Shell Beach is very panoramic. We went at low tide when the rocks on the beach were covered with mussels. It's a nice short hike and the beach is a good spot for a picnic or fishing ;)

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